Helping young people in Chile

Investing in people is important for all the world's countries and particularly so for young people, who are afterall, any country's greatest asset. Despite the good growth and low debt that Chile has enjoyed in recent years, child poverty in Chile is s…

Andres Wood: Chilean film director

Perhaps Chile's most noteable film director, Andrés Wood, is responsible for a wealth of films including Historias de Fútbol, Machuca, la Buena Vida and La Fiebre del Loco.

Was Neruda murdered by Pinochet or the CIA?

On Saturday a Chilean judge ordered police to begin the hunt for the shadowy 'Doctor Price', believed by prosecution lawyer Eduardo Contreras to be the man responsible for the murder of Chilean Poet Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda. Four decades after the d…

Estamos bien en el refugio los 33

In 2010 33 Chilean (1 Bolivian) miners became trapped over 2,000 feet below ground when there was a collapse in the San José mine north of  Copiapó in the Atacama desert. The nation, and indeed the watching world, held their collective breaths hoping be…

Alien Gun’s debut album: Dreaming at 1420 MHz

Alien Gun, a four-piece prog rock band from Santiago de Chile are currently about to release their debut album, Dreaming at 1420 MHz, which is currently available as a free mp3 download. We spoke to the band about the album and their music. Chileno: So…

Insane cycling in Chile

Chilean hill cycling...Don't try this at home!

Michelle Bachelet and inequality upsidedownworld

As Chilean Presidential candidate Michelle Bachelet begins her campaign, questions arise as to the ability of the center-left coalition to tackle the extreme inequality that plagues the nation. As reported by upsidedownworld.org Center-left coali…

Minimental

We had a chat with Cristobal Torres, the hands behind the Chilean electronic music that is Minimental, who took time out to speak to chileno about what he's up to at the moment. Cristobal is from Santiago and his style is a mix of progressive trance, te…

Women’s world day of prayer: Chile

Every year on the first friday of March the Women's World day of Prayer organise a day of prayer and the service is written by a different country each year. In 2011, the service was given on March the 4th and the theme country was Chile. With kind perm…